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Old 06-29-2010, 02:07 PM
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My truck appears to be higher than my co-workers and the body is level so one would think that the suspension has been upgraded or modified. So to verify I crawled under the rear of the truck today and this is what I found.

Belltech part#6686020 (according to belltech its a 5" drop flip kit component)


Note: the springs are above the axel...(Flip kit is suppose to relocate springs to below the axel)


This is how she looks on slight slope driveway


Hmm is it possible that the flip kit blocks were used to lower the a$$ end just enough to level her out? LOL But then the front of the truck is higher than ur standard stance as well soooo.

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It looks as if it was once lowered and was then put back to stock height. The cradles under the rear end are used when fliping the rear end to lower the truck 4-6 in. as far as the front goes I dont know. they may have used a leveling kit that is just spacer that go under the front springs to rise the front about 2 in.
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What ur saying makes some sense but why leave the blocks if ur going to what could possibly be stock height? And ur front spring theory is also a possibilty instead of them dropping the rear to level it out they opted to raise the front instead.

The rear COULD possibly be stock height Front is DEFINITLY NOT!

If what ur saying is correct than what else would I need to reverse it back to a lowered stance?

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I'd go with the theory of them dropping the back for a level, though why they didn't use shackles, I'll never know. But it really is just a stab in the dark... which is what the guy that did this should be getting What it does mean, is that you can now just get a set of drop spindles/springs, DO the flip, and BAM! you've got yourself a 3-5 drop for the cost of spindles/springs.
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So ur saying that all i need to get is a set of front drop shocks and springs for the 3"? And as for the back is there any other parts i need to do the flip?

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I think that your truck was probably lowered at one point and then put back to stock but just using some of the belltech componants
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For the back you will still need the plate that the Ubolts go into for the flip and the reasion that they left the cradles on the housing is that they are probebly welded on. That is what most do for safety reasions just to make it more secure.
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Well not sure what im going to do about it. Truck would look sick I think if I lowered it, however its a truck and lowering is going to kill the payload which would basically take a perfectly good truck and make it a paper weight. It looks ok at the height that its at. Shackles are only good for 2" though right? Which right now truck is level so adding the shackles would make the back lower than the front.
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Is the truck perfectly level front and back? Sorry I can't tell from the pictures.
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yeah it appears to be pretty damn close front to back.
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